Wednesday, January 09, 2008

It's Time To Admit It: Huey Lewis Rocks My World!

Well he doesn't exactly rock me in the musical sense, mind you, but by all accounts Huey Lewis is a genuinely nice guy. In this selfish mortal realm punctuated with cut-throat attitudes, that really means something.

Last week, the Huey-Haters team sadly lost their bid to spread their venomous Huey-loathing message across the web. The resulting poll numbers are pretty clear......... I got owned by exuberant fans who voted the Huey-Haters down on practically a 2 to 1 margin. Now, I'm not insinuating that the poll was in any way skewed but I think the Huey-Haters would have fared much better during International Huey Hatred Week instead of the Christmas holidays. I speculate that by the time the survey made its debut people were already sitting around feeling guilty as they had to listen to John Lennon continuously implore "So this is Christmas, and what have you done??!!???" In response the public voted overwhelmingly for Huey just because Christmas is a time of peace and love and they could assuage their own nagging conscience by saying, "You know what, John? You know what I did this Christmas? I voted for Huey." Per written agreement with the humor-blogs creator and self-professed Huey Lover, Diesel, I, as the loser of this bet, must sing the glorious praises of Huey Lewis from the mountain top on high now.

So, I'm sitting in my truck listening to yet another overplayed Justin Timberlake song and I start thinking "Crap. Again? I should organize a fundraiser to buy the station some new music because obviously they can't afford to expand their collection beyond Nickelback, matchbox 20, and Daughtry." As the station polluted the airwaves with the sounds of the seemingly inescapable Colbie Caillat tune, 'Bubbly' for the third time that hour, I realized that the tiresome music rotation of the radio was crushing my very heart and soul. Irritated, I quickly switched the channel to surprisingly find the equivalent of a 'Heart and Soul' transplant courtesy of Huey Lewis and The News. I have to grudgingly confess that his music is significantly less annoying than the majority of the Grammy Award-celebrated artists of today.

And then I found this article detailing how Huey Lewis has a huge following among the mentally retarded.

No, I'm not taking that statement any further.

As the sister of an 18 year-old brother who's afflicted with a chromosomal abnormality akin to Down's Syndrome I'm really impressed with the good works that Huey Lewis has done in the mentally handicapped community and the way he makes them feel special and important. I never knew this charitable side of Huey because he's not a shameless publicity whore about it at all.

While I'm not rushing out to get a flamboyant 'Huey Forever!' tramp stamp inked across the small of my back, I would readily buy his music to support his philanthropic side. Of course, I'd then give all the music away, but still.......

43 comments:

Chelle B. said...

Go Huey! Hooyah.

I have a Huey tramp stamp on my body, not mentioning where exactly, but ya know. Let's just say that I am his biggest fan. :p

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Hi Chelle! I'm going to take a random stab in the dark and guess you're on the Huey Lovers team.

Interestingly when researching Huey they I kept finding stuff about the legendary size of his.....well, as a Huey lover you probably already know. :)

Thorny Tree Lady said...

Huey sure does have a Heart (of Rock and Roll...sorry, couldn't resist). Hope your hiatus doesn't last too long!

SherryTex said...

I shall miss thee, and now I feel like I need to go to confession for having professed a dislike of Loveable humble, huggable Huey.

the frogster said...

I learned to play "The Power of Love" on the piano when I was 14ish, and I always thought of Sarah Grossman when I played it. Then we finally hooked up but she smooched an ex-boyfriend when I was away at camp. After that it was straight to the 40-ouncers.

Jean Knee said...

what's this hiatis mess? nope, nuh-uh no way. as your number one stalker I forbid you to take off.

we've shared poop stories and you're almost a gemini.

nope noooo nooooo

Bee said...

Poop!
And that's all I've got to say about that!

Bee said...

♪♫☺ You are my sunshine my only sunshine.
You make me happeeeee when skies are grey!!!!!!
I had to stop typing to find out which way to spell grey and would you believe both ways are accepted??? Isn't that shocking or I am I just a dumbo? ♪♫☺

Bee said...

Uh... the song ended at grey. I don't want you to think I sang the last part.

Nancy Face said...

I'll be missing you, and I won't be forgetting you! Enjoy your hiatus, and please come back when you're ready! Please please puhleeaasssse!!!

Bee said...

To me, an Infidel post is like a nice hot cup of coffee, filled to the rim and good to the last drop.
Does that make sense? Maybe not but my heart does not lie.
Even when it’s not making any sense.

Nancy Face said...

Remember, I'm not a Huey hater, but I voted with you just because I'M SUCH AN AWESOME FAN OF YOURS!!!

And I have a great understanding of and appreciation for flatulence.

Nancy Face said...

I'm having a hard time letting go.

Bee said...

I wish I would have met your smart-ass sooner! It seems our time was so short lived!
I blame Al Gore!
There I said it!

Bee said...

I am currently boycotting any work as homage to you.
Are you puzzled by the word homage? Me too! I think I heard it somewhere and it means something like "woman who made me laugh till the snot came out of my nose", but don't quote me on that. I might be wrong.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

See, I had this intensely prophetic dream where a hacker got into my blog and destroyed everything. He plastered it with a black and orange template with shooting flames and posted kinky porn links all over. At first I was really upset to lose everything I had written at the Infidel for 2 years but then slowly, a feeling of freedom crept over me.....I threw my arms up in the air and danced around for joy like the shackles had just been snipped off me.

I took that as a serious sign that my love affair with blogging was over.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I'll still be around. Lucky you guys that I'll comment on your blogs and you won't feel presured to reciprocate on mine at all!


((((Nancy, Bee, and JeanKnee))))

Look at our cozy little foursome. Awwwwww

Bee said...

Frogster should have voted no for Huey if his love story had such a tragic ending!

An Infidel post for me is like a nice clear nasal passage after blowing your nose. MMMM deep breath!

Bee said...

Hey! You just described my old template and my porn links!! You dreamed about me?? Really?? :o)

Bee said...

Okay, one more then I have to go home.
An Infidel post for me is as precious as the little bugs in my garden that help the soil make my flowers bee-utiful! Too corny? You know I’m gonna keep spouting these until I can come up with the best one right? ;o)

Are you arguing that there are some bugs that are bad for my garden? Yeah, you have a point. I’m referring to the good ones.

the Bag Lady said...

Crap! I just found your blog a couple days ago, and now you're quitting!? Well, I just hope you'll bring your wit and intelligence over to my blog periodically and make some hysterically funny comments...please? I'll even try to be amusing once in awhile, but know I can't hold a candle to you.

Diesel said...

Well, don't be a stranger.

I didn't even know about Huey's work with developmentally disabled folks. He rocks even more than I knew!

What is a tramp stamp?

Jean Knee said...

Checking to see if hiatis is over. Nope

No Cool Story said...

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Jean Knee said...

oh man, I can't spell

No Cool Story said...

Do you really want to hurt me
Do you really want to make me cry

SHG is smiling in the pciture, but deep inside she cries Elastic.

She cries.

No Cool Story said...

hiatis

Say not to hiatisis.
Right Jean Knee?

No Cool Story said...

I have never left a comment with misspelleded words. Never.

Jean Knee said...

this is my first time, really


checks for Elastic, leaves

omar said...

Hiatus? I didn't sign off on any hiatusing!

omar said...

THIRTIETH!

No Cool Story said...

Boo hooo

Crying

BrentD said...

Is this a fake hang up?

Palm Springs Savant said...

oh no! I've just gotten to know you :-( hope you won't be away too long. and please remember to stop by once in awhile to say hi.

xDashofPanachex said...

hurray for watching people lose bets and act out the stipulations! I'm gonna come out of the cave for a minute and note that I don't "know" huey (although I might recognize a tune or two), but I support hilarious bet repercussions.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

NCS and Jean KNee and Omar.......Whenever you need me, I'll be there. Whenever you call me, I'll be there. I'll be around.


brent D- It's not a blog suicide just a hiatus. I thought it was rude to continue blogging when I can't keep up with returning comments and being a friendly blog host. Better to back away slowly.....

Palm Springs Savant- You are so stinkin friendly I just can't stay away! I'll be back.

bag lady- You totally freakin made my day. No, my week. No, my lifetime. Thanks for your comment!

dashofpanachex- Well, at the time it seemed like a good bet I could easily win. I mean, Huey Lewis??!!? Who knew that there still existed such rabid Huey zealots? These same people will be defending the mediocrity of matchbox20 music in precisely 20 years. Mark my words.

Jennifer B. said...

Have a good break.

Even though I've become an infrequent blogger,I still love to come by and read yours. Who knew someone could be so intelligent, witty, and have the ability to tell a great fart joke. You have it all.

Hugh Jybahl said...

I can't believe this.

Nancy Face said...

Mental image of happyness: Elastic dancing around for joy...without shackles! :)

Okay, I tried to be all brave and unselfish and stuff. (SOB!)

Like NCS, I misspelleded a word in your honor!

Geosomin said...

Aw...where'd you go that's more interesting than here?
Huey is good for all...all hail the Huey.
Come back soon OK??

Lisa said...

Sad for the hiatus. Happy for your relief! :) Not sure what I think about Huey.

b. said...

huey and garth...doesn't get any better'n that!

jams o donnell said...

I can't say that I'll be changing my views of his music but he does sound like a decent guy. That counts something for me too, Ewbl